President halts appointments and promotions of the politically-victimized
Posted on July 25th, 2018

President has decided to temporarily halt appointments and promotions to employees in education sector who said to have been politically victimized.

Earlier today (25), the planned trade union action of education sector employees was temporarily called off, after the discussion with the President.

Representatives of the trade unions stated that all parties related to the education field, including teachers, will launch a strike action tomorrow (26), protesting appointments that were made in the education field on the pretext of compensating political victimization.

President had called on the representatives to the Presidential Secretariat at 11.30 am today, to discuss their issues, stated the trade unions.

However, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam stated yesterday (24), that, the trade unions are striking for their personal benefits and goals.

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